Polypropylene

PP and rPP Are Integral Offerings Within Our Product Portfolio

PolyQuest provides polypropylene (PP) resins as part of our portfolio of thermoplastic products. PP contains three main product classifications: homopolymers, copolymers, and random copolymers. We offer a full range of products to fit your application needs. From branded prime and generic prime to wide-spec and post-industrial and post-consumer recycled polypropylenes, our PP line card services all markets and applications.

What Is Polypropylene?

Polypropylene is one of the most commonly produced plastics in the world. Two types are homopolymers and copolymers. In each category, there are several products offering different properties, and that allows for a wide range of uses such as packaging, plastic parts for industry, appliances, furniture, labeling, textiles, films, fibers, reusable containers, lab equipment, and medical devices. PP is a natural colored, mechanically rugged material that is resistant to many chemical solvents, bases, and acids. Some of the properties polypropylene offers are chemical resistance, elasticity and toughness, fatigue resistance, insulation, and transmissivity.

Recycled Polypropylene (rPP)

With a continuous focus from both converters and brand owners toward sustainable and recyclable raw material, we aim to provide a solution for post-consumer PP products in the marketplace and continue to introduce post-consumer PP recycled products to our customers.

Proud Partnership

We are a proud partner and a branded authorized distribution channel of Braskem Polypropylene – the largest PP producer in the Americas.

PP and rPP Uses

We offer both polypropylene and recycled polypropylene resins within the following attributes:

Polypropylene (PP)

In each of the three main polypropylene classifications (homopolymers, copolymers, and random copolymers), there are several products offering different properties which allow for a wide range of uses. Some of the properties polypropylene offers are chemical resistance, elasticity and toughness, fatigue resistance, insulation, and transmissivity. PP is used for caps and closures, appliances, furniture, housewares, packaging, films, fibers, or automobiles.

Color
State
Attributes
Natural
PP has the highest flexural modulus of the polyolefins and is among the lightest of the engineering thermoplastics (SG=0.90).
Polypropylene is known for its good mechanical properties, heat resistance, chemical resistance, and excellent moisture barrier properties. Homopolymers exhibit high stiffness, copolymers have impact and ductility advantages, and random copolymers display good clarity and have low melting points.

PP Characteristics

Recycled Polypropylene (rPP)

Recycled polypropylene (rPP) is broken into two types: post-consumer recycled (PCR) and post-industrial recycled (PIR) resin. Post-consumer PP is the recycled product of waste created by consumers. Post-industrial PP is the recycled product of waste created by manufacturers. Recyclable thermoplastic polymer offers significant environmental and cost-saving benefits typically associated with purchasing virgin plastic resin. Industry and environmental benefits of rPP include the reduction of requirements for raw materials (propylene) in new products.

How Is rPP Processed?

Color
State
Attributes
Tan, Gray, Black, and Mixed Color
PP is a recyclable thermoplastic polymer with an identification code of “5.”
Recyclable thermoplastic polymer offers significant environmental and cost-savings benefits typically associated with purchasing virgin plastic resin.
Typical PCR and PIR products include quality and performance testing in order to validate the material, for example, ASTM standards or a Letter of Non-Objection.

Downloadable Brochure

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Safety Data Sheet

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